Phantoms unveil international team
Phantoms eSports have announced the creation of a new CS:GO division with a couple of familiar faces from the scene.
Phantoms were a household name in the Portuguese 1.6 scene as they supported various teams who challenged k1ck for trophies, featuring players like Tiago "dzt" Gonçalves, João "ehz" Monteiro and Rui "SHOUW" Reis.
After a period of inactivity, Phantoms are now fully functional once again, and they have made their intentions clear by putting together a new team with ex-k1ck AWPer Mário "Fyx" Rodrigues at the helm of the project.
Phantoms also boast two Danish players who have already made a name for themselves in the CS:GO scene: Magnus "JOKERN" Barthel, formerly of fnatic, and Casper "ruggah" Due, who has played for Anexis and ServerForge in the past.
Fyx returns in new project
The last two members are Slovenian ace Dejan "NTG" Herga, who represented his country's national team on multiple occasions in 1.6, and Teric "Bibby" Ingram, who played at a top level in the North American 1.6 scene. Ingram has recently moved to Germany, so playing with the rest of the team will not be much of a problem.
"Today I am really happy to say I am playing under the PHANTOMS tag," Herga said. "For me it's like a dream come true to be playing with amazing players in a professional organisation.
"Since I am the most new and unknown player in the team im very eager to prove myself. I feel with this organisation helping us and our current lineup we can really do some damage in the Europe scene."
The new Phantoms team will make their first appearance at DreamHack Valencia, which will take place from July 18th to 21st at Feria Valencia. The team's lineup is the following:
Mário "Fyx" Rodrigues
Magnus "JOKERN" Barthel
Casper "ruggah" Due
Dejan "NTG" Herga
Teric "Bibby" Ingram